CFD / Swap
- Provides extra buying power and flexibility – leverage and small contracts, you can open a position larger or smaller than the equivalent shares or futures
- Provides the same functionality as stocks
- You can trade instruments otherwise not available – Index trackers
- Exempt from stamp duty
- Can be hedged with same instruments as underlying instrument
CFDs (Contract for Difference) allow you to trade on the price movements of instruments without actually possessing them. Most CFDs can be easily accessed in one platform and be traded on margin. Lower margin requirements vs. most products make CFDs an extremely attractive option, and when the market goes in an unexpected direction, CFDs can be easily hedged, limiting risk exposure. CFDs on cash instruments have no expiry date meaning you can hold a position for as long as you want – a good option to have if you’re experiencing losses due to unforeseen circumstances. Finally, CFDs are exempt from stamp duty and transaction costs are deductible, saving you large amounts if when trading high volume frequently.
FX spot spot transaction is an operation with the two parties exchanging one currency for another at the agreed exchange rate. Settlement usually lasts from 1 to 3 days.
Trade FX spot with prices in real time at Investors Europe. We’ve made trading much easier by colour coding buy orders in blue and sell orders in red when prices are in real time and the market is open. You can place a variety of orders such as market, limit, and stop orders, giving you greater control overall. FX Spot instruments are available for trading 24/6.
Futures is a derivative financial instrument, a contract to buy or sell the underlying asset on a certain date in the future, but at the current market price. Futures attract investors with their transparency, liquidity, low risks of a transaction and the accuracy of tracking the underlying asset
Stock indices are one of the most reliable trading instruments in the financial markets useful for diversifying trader’s risks. The stock index is an indicator of the status and dynamics of the securities market, which is calculated based on the rates of the most liquid stocks. Indices of various countries reflect the state of the most developed industries and indicate the situation in national economies. This is a great financial tool for long term investors
- Less likely to experience losses than other assets
- Diversification of your portfolio
- More reliable cash stream
- Lower volatility than other assets
- Certain Tax breaks apply
- Dependable form of ‘interest’ income for those nearing retirement
Bonds are an asset which pay regular interest and are issued to raise funds from investors.Both business and government bonds are rated by licenced credit-rating agencies. Lower rated bonds pay higher interests and higher rated bonds pay lower interest. Bonds are a good addition to any portfolio due to their stability and fixed interest. When other assets have high volatility bonds can sometimes make significant gains as a ‘safe haven’investment. Buying bonds is for you if you have volatile assets in your portfolio or you prefer a more dependable income nearing important milestones such as your retirement or child’s further education.